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Fourth of July

noun
  1. Independence Day.
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Origin of Fourth of July

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for fourth of july

Historical Examples

  • It was also a burlesque report, this time of a Fourth-of-July oration.

    Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • I'm as crazy as a Fourth-of-July orator who has forgotten his speech.

  • Tammany don't only show its patriotism at Fourth-of-July celebrations.

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

    George Washington Plunkitt

  • They were out for a practice, and for a Fourth-of-July show.

    The Peterkin Papers

    Lucretia P Hale

  • His small boy, he said, had burned it with Fourth-of-July punk.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford


British Dictionary definitions for fourth of july

Fourth of July

noun
  1. the Fourth of July a holiday in the United States, traditionally celebrated with fireworks: the day of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776Official name: Independence Day
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fourth of july in Culture

Fourth of July

The day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1776; Independence Day.

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